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Turfing iron


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turfing iron an implement for cutting, and paring off, turf.
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In literature:

The Provencal in the caboose was blowing up a turf fire under an iron pot, and making broth.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
She had traversed the open space of turf, and come to the tall, iron hurdles enclosing the paddock.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The sole of the iron must pass over the turf exactly parallel with it.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
The name PARNELL in iron letters is on the turf, flowers growing through them, a poetical idea.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The rooms were warmed by iron stoves, in the winter, the fuel used being chiefly wood and turf.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
According to these statistics the most important articles of export are coal and turf, fruit, minerals, soda, iron and steel, and cattle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Then drawing the piece of curved iron out of his capacious pocket, he applied it to a hoof-print conspicuously outlined in the turf.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
All were of wood, naturally; some had iron roofs, some canvas, and some were covered with turf.
"A Claim on Klondyke" by Edward Roper
Where frequent pots the green environ Take turf approaching with the iron.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 4th 1914" by Various

In poetry:

Broad, iron shovels,
Scooping out oblong vaults,
Loosening turf and leveling sod.
"Iron" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

One of the bulls - might have been Whiteout or Wicked Troll but not Vertigo - nearly plowed Iron River's Jesse Westcott into the arena turf Saturday afternoon.